Daily Beauty Rituals 1937
1930’s Makeup and Skincare Guide with Constance Bennett.
Produced for the Educational Films Corporation of America. Ms Bennett starts her day with a good bath, prepared of course by her attending house maid !!
“Before starting off, one should start off with a clean slate as it were!”
“Stimulation is the basis for a good skin treatment.”
Ms Bennett starts with an exfoliating Cinnamon cream, followed by a complexion mask.
“If you take an evening bath instead, why not leave your mask on while preparing breakfast !”
- 1930’s make-up Foundation
She then applies pre-foundation moisturizer, which she calls her glow base.
” I’d be lost without my Glow Base !! “
” This is very important to all of us women, because the only time we’re not
on parade is the time we spend in front of our dressing tables.”
- 1930’s Rouge Make-up
Then Cream Rouge to follow.
It blends far more easily than compact powder rouge. Then finish with powder.
” Sometimes I don’t use powder at all, just my glow base, it gives my skin a nice lustrous glow!”
- 1930’s Lipstick makeup
Then finally – lipstick.
” I’d like to say this about lipstick – for years I’ve bought every one
I’ve ever heard about,but I either ate them all up with my food,
or left them on the cheeks of my son when I kissed him good night or good morning.
Never did any part stay on me – most discouraging.”
Ms Bennett finishes up with –
” Remember – to be beautiful and natural is a birthright of every woman !”
” I wish you all loads and loads of loveliness and good luck! “
As a vintage makeup guide goes, this is a tad naff, but certainly charming